Funding Possibilities for Energy Efficiency Projects

Thursday, 15 October, 2015 (All day) to Friday, 16 October, 2015 (All day)

The event is open to all public officials coming from national, regional or local governments and related agencies, as well people from the private market wishing to gain an insight into the funding possibilities for any project related to energy efficiency. This two-day seminar first presents the legal background and the playing field of Member States when promoting energy efficiency. The second day is devoted to a detailed explanation of the different funding mechanisms which parties can make use of. The complex web of EU-funded grants and loans is untangled and participants get an understanding of where and how to apply. Examples of covered funding mechanisms include the EEEF, ESI, Horizon 2020, the ‘renovation loan’, etc. Theory will be complemented by presentations of concrete examples and open discussions with experts in the field.

The seminar will use a mixture of training methods. The lectures are given by EIPA experts, a Commission official, a senior auditor at European Court of Auditors, Member State representatives and other experts. The speakers will have different backgrounds so as to provide a variety of views and perspectives. Each speaker will prepare comprehensive documentation for distribution to the participants. EIPA will provide the participants with relevant background material and documentation.

By the end of the seminar, participants will have gained an insight into the legal structure of the EU’s energy efficiency and will furthermore be able to detect the funding possibilities for their energy-saving projects. Additionally, this knowledge will significantly increase their chances of being granted EU funding.

Location: Maastricht